Management consultancy Suiko was crowned the winner of the IC Consultancy Practice of the Year at the CMI Management and Leadership Awards ceremony in central London last week.

The annual Awards celebrate the achievements and expertise of the UK’s best managers and management teams.

Suiko, which was shortlisted earlier in the year, was chosen to receive the accolade from 50 finalists from all sectors, nations and regions of the UK.

The award recognises Suiko as a well-run practice with good employee engagement procedure, strong customer service principles and a consistent approach underpinned by positive financial results.

Andy Marsh, Suiko’s managing director, said:  “We are really delighted and proud to be recognised through this award and thank all our friends and clients who have supported us over many years to build this great practice.”

The Awards judge organisations, teams and individual managers by looking at issues including financial success, governance, people management, communications, ethics, sustainability and learning. A total of 11 CMI Management and Leadership Awards were presented by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) in categories including Outstanding Leader, Young Achiever and Social Responsibility Management.

Ann Francke, CEO of the Chartered Management Institute, commented: “All those shortlisted should be extremely proud and continue to demonstrate the levels of professionalism, dedication and excellence that they have been commended for. The quality of management in the UK needs to be raised to compete with the rest of the world, especially as the economic slump continues and when business and consumer confidence is worryingly low. Strong leadership is what matters for organisations and at CMI we feel it is important to celebrate those achieving great results.”